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His life is a race against time. And time is winning.
He was a prince, until his world was plunged into civil war. He was a son, until he discovered his mother’s secret. He was an exile, until he became Niki Falcon, piloting a ship linked to his nervous system, crossing light-years in a breath, addicted to the drug that makes it all possible.
Now he needs to free a planet. But to save Lamia and defeat its enemy, Niki Falcon needs to cheat both physics and death...
A Locus Recommended Novel for 1989
New York Public Library list of best books for young adults, 1989
“Ms. Bull has an unabashed enthusiasm for the mythic dimensions of adventure fiction.” —The New York Times Book Review
“I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how the story was going to end... Bull knows how to fit bombshells in unobtrusively, then explode them at exactly the right moment.” —Locus magazine
"Absorbing...Entrancing." —Lois McMaster Bujold
“Emma Bull is one of the best writers working today. She combines an elegant style with high adventure and thoughtful speculation. Falcon is one of my favorite novels. Read it.” — Steven Brust
“Falcon soars! Exciting, evocative, and entertaining. I couldn’t put it down!” —Chris Claremont
“A taut and chilling SF adventure. Bull is outstanding among the new generation of writers.” —Julian May
"Stark and strong: Strict science fiction, purely myth. A perfect novel!" —R. A. MacAvoy